Website New Brunswick Environmental Network | Réseau environnementale du Nouveau-Brunswick

Do you want to make connections between educators and the New Brunswick environmental community? Are you a skilled communicator with a knack for bringing together diverse individuals to collaborate on shared goals? This job is for you!

 

Employer: The NBEN (www.nben.ca) is a dynamic and innovative organization that functions as the New Brunswick environmental movement’s “central station” – a hub that serves to convene and connect people working on environmental issues in the province. The network is the heartbeat of New Brunswick’s environmental movement, with a mission “to encourage and facilitate networking and communication among member groups in order to advance their work, to protect the Earth, to promote ecologically sound ways of life and to strengthen the environmental movement in New Brunswick.”

Salary and benefits: Up to $23/hour depending on experience at full time hours (37.5 hours per week). NBEN is a supportive and collaborative workplace offering higher-than-industry-standard rates of paid time off, a week paid December holiday shut-down, training opportunities, annual salary adjustments for inflation, and a flexible work schedule. After a probationary period of 6 months, the NBEN offers a health benefits package.

Term of employment: This is a one-year contract position planned to start in early January 2024, with intention of becoming permanent. You will work in a dog-friendly Moncton office, or from a home office with a plan for remote connection and integration with the team. Most working hours take place from Monday to Friday during flexible office hours, with occasional evening and weekend work for in person and virtual events.

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, or from home office. The office space is located on the second floor of a building only accessible at this time by a flight of stairs, with two gender-neutral washrooms and a kitchenette on site. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns regarding communicable disease requirements, our office masking policies, or other health or physical accommodations you may require.

Position Requirements: To be eligible for this position you must:

 

Be eligible to work in Canada (we are unable to assist with immigration)
Be a resident of New Brunswick, or a First Nation community in New Brunswick, or be willing to relocate for a permanent position as agreed to when discussed upon hiring

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will be well-organized, independent, a good team player, will have experience in leading groups through consensus-based processes, and will be able to work in a multi-faceted environment where the digital interface is an integral part of the work. Job responsibilities will include:

 

Coordination of the Sustainability Education Alliance of New Brunswick, a network of over 1000 people from over 100 agencies and organizations that are working to inspire and nurture a culture of education for sustainability in New Brunswick.
Coordinate with the Outdoor Learning Coordinator in support of the Great Minds Think Outside program, a hands-on, curriculum-linked, outdoor professional development program that gives educators the skills and resources they need to teach their students outside.
Coordination of collaborative working groups addressing sustainability education policy and other goals.
Collaborate with NBEN colleagues on projects, events, and shared goals.
Coordinate the publication of program materials and resources.
Participate in weekly staff meetings and support other staff members with their work as needed.
Facilitate in-person events and training sessions around the province as needed – some travel required.

Please specify your education, work, or volunteer experiences relating to the following requirements and assets in your cover letter.

While individuals from underrepresented groups may hesitate to apply for jobs if they do not meet all the listed criteria, we value diverse perspectives and recognize the potential for growth and development in every candidate. If you possess 80% or more of the qualifications and have a genuine willingness to learn, we encourage you to submit an application!

Requirements:

At least three years’ experience in project coordination or program management resulting in strong organizational, planning, time management, and coordinating skills.
Ability to build and maintain professional relationships.
Comfortable with making cold calls, connecting with new stakeholders, and communicating with government.
Ability to work independently with a set of instructions, but also a cooperative team player who isn’t afraid to ask for support or clarification from our highly collaborative team.
Excellent computer skills and experience with, or willingness to learn, the following programs: CiviCRM, WordPress, Joomla, Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Asana, Canva, Buffer. If you have experience with these or similar programs, please specify them in your application.
Able to communicate effectively in a bilingual English/French work environment
Ability to keep track of many moving parts and small details

Assets:

Experience with a network or community hub.
Persuasive storytelling abilities, and the creativity to develop engaging and innovative communications to advocate diplomatically for a cause.
Bilingualism or trilingualism is a strong asset – written and spoken fluency in French, English, or familiarity with a Wabanaki language.
Capable of working in a combination of virtual and in-person environments.
Community-minded.
Preference for applicants with training, volunteering, or experience in environmental groups, especially environmental non-profits.
Preference for applicants with training, volunteering, or experience working in the public education system, or with teachers.

The NBEN values diversity in its workplace. We recognize that people who experience structural oppression and marginalization have a lot to offer our community, and are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Please don’t hesitate to disclose in your cover letter, or call us if you have questions about how your disability or identity could be an asset or a challenge in this position.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Annika Chiasson (pronouns: she/elle), Executive Director, nben@nben.ca.

Application deadline: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 11:59 pm Atlantic time.

While the New Brunswick Environmental Network appreciates all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit nben.ca.